King Edward IV
Standard Name: Edward IV, King
Used Form: King Edward the Fourth
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|politics||Sir Thomas Malory||
During this decade, the time of the Wars of the Roses, STM was involved in both political and literary activity. He appears to have switched his allegiance from the Yorkists to the Lancastrians. He was...
|Residence||Grace, Lady Mildmay||
GLM spent her mature married life at the splendid Apethorpe Hall near Peterborough in Northamptonshire, which her father had acquired from King Edward IV in exchange for other property. The royal connection was continued...
|Textual Features||Maria Susanna Cooper|
|Textual Features||Sarah Green|
|Textual Production||Jean Plaidy|
|Textual Production||Isabel Hill|
4 March 1461
The Yorkist Edward IV was proclaimed king of England following his military victory over the forces of the Lancastrian Henry VI (who had for years been increasingly withdrawn and clearly incapable of personal rule).
29 March 1461
In a climactic and singularly unchivalric battle of the Wars of the Roses, fought on Palm Sunday at Towton in North Yorkshire, about 28,000 men died and Edward IV 's position as king was confirmed.